Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

MMI LogoOur Mission is to develop new approaches for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and immunologic disorders. Department programs are integral to the School's new Initiative on Infectious Diseases. Researchers use state-of-the-art technologies of genomics, proteomics and imaging to study the genes and proteins of the pathogens and their hosts to identify novel targets for prevention and therapy.

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MMI and DJUSD CTE Internship Program

Group photo of MMI faculty and staff with DJUSD high school program participantsGroup photo of MMI faculty and staff, Briana Young, Department Chair Satya Dandekar, Abby Ray, Sumathi Sankaran-Walters and Eric Nonnecke with our DJUSD high school program participants.

The Medical Microbiology and Immunology Department and UC Davis Center for Valley Fever have partnered with the Davis Joint Unified School District Career Technical Education (CTE) program to provide an internship for our local high school students.

Our program is designed to spark interest and empower the next generation of leaders in clinical diagnostics and medical research with emphasis in the patient care and medical technologies CTE tracks. The ten-week program is designed for high school learners of all technical levels and will introduce students to the microbiology of Valley Fever: its nature and epidemiology; the relevant types of clinical diagnostics performed; and the variety of daily operations. In addition, students will learn and train in basic lab safety management. Opportunities will be provided to learn about the research that the investigators performed throughout the MMI department’s laboratory spaces.

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